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ModNation Racers Beta Starts Today

If you love LittleBigPlanet, you're likely on board with the brilliant little cart racer that utilizes the same "Create, Play, Share" concept: ModNation Racers.

Now, if you were on top of things, you registered earlier for a chance to be in the beta test. Those who registered before March 12, 2009 (unlikely, but whatever) will automatically receive a code for the beta and if you bought the Game of the Year Edition of LBP, you also have a code. Otherwise, you had to register between December 3 and December 13 for a shot at scoring one of the remaining beta codes and if you succeeded, you have already seen an e-mail like this:

"Buckle up and boost, drift, and shoot your way to the front of the pack! The ModNation Racers online Beta rumbles from 12/18/09 through 1/10/10. Your online Beta voucher code is valid for redemption on 12/18/09."

Remember, the beta is only available for North American residents and ends on January 10 so if you're in, take advantage while you can! Also, if you were one of the lucky ones to receive this e-mail, you should've also seen a "limited" ModNation Racers Theme for your PS3. There are plenty of reasons to be enthusiastic about a game like this; we very much liked the E3 presentation where we saw a guy create his own racetrack in under five minutes. LBP has proven how far you can take this concept...just apply it to the world of racing.

Related Game(s): ModNation Racers

12/18/2009 10:43:56 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (67 posts)

inkme101
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 10:56:24 AM
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i registered but only got the damn theme

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bomba2812
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 2:35:58 PM

me too i was so effing pissed when i saw the email

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Scarecrow
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 4:25:33 PM

Same!

>:|

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Doosharm
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 11:01:38 AM
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Yes, I'm in! I can't wait to get home to try this out!

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Highlander
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 11:05:46 AM
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It looks interesting but I will wait for the retail version.

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I_defenestrate
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 12:33:00 PM

You changed your picture. What is this one from?

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Highlander
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 12:42:27 PM

This one is just a bonus. Mizuho and Kos-Mos will be back.

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whiskeytango74
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 11:11:04 AM
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Yea i registered too but i only got the theme. i am very disappointed now

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KingRed
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 11:23:54 AM
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I got a Code for the theme plus Beta last night. I don't remember sign up for it at the Site. It seem pretty fun, just wish the servers were up to go online.

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frylock25
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 11:38:05 AM
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i got the beta code last night and spent probably an hour customizing a new character and car. this game is really cool, i will be buying this when it comes out. mine said it was from having qore.

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therabbitkinge
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 11:50:09 AM
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Wait can I play it offline? I got 2 beta codes (one from lbp and one from registering) and I have no idea if "online beta" means strictly online? I have no access to the web and was hopping to play this game very badly. Please someone lemme know if its playable offline ^_^ thanks in advanced.

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SnipeySnake
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 11:54:23 AM

You can play it offline. You can go to the modspot and do timetrials, create characters, karts, and tracks.

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SnipeySnake
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 11:52:34 AM
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Im in and playing it right now. Its just amazing!!

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SSRGohan
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 11:54:24 AM
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Qore sent some keys too!

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Swim_Irr
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 12:18:50 PM

Ya that's how I got mine. I checked my email and was like "wtf?? Hell yes!"

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Jed
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 9:26:15 PM

That's how I got mine too. It was a pleasant surprise

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SnipeySnake
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 11:56:23 AM
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By the way am i the only one constantly dcing? I keep getting this messege saying i cant connect to the UFC servers. When i turn on my online. My part comes back to my modspot. I have played a couple online races but the UFC servers problems comes up more.

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therabbitkinge
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 11:57:51 AM
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SNIPEY SNAKE YOUR A F**KING GODSEND!!! Im getting this activated as soon as I can!!! As long as I can make my rabbit avatar in modnation I'll be damn happy lol ^_^

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SnipeySnake
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 12:26:03 PM

just wondering how would you download it without internet?

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whiskeytango74
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 12:04:21 PM
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I GOT A KEY.

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NeoHumpty
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 12:14:34 PM
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I got the beta from Qore, but didn't get the theme, I don't think.

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inkme101
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 12:14:46 PM
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to therabbitkinge

i'd be glad to take one of those codes off your hands lol

psn id: inkme1

Last edited by inkme101 on 12/18/2009 12:15:31 PM

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Bo0mKiiD
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 12:20:51 PM
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Installing the beta now. woooo. I tried to get more to share with you guys but as soon as i signed on my other comp they were gone.

Last edited by Bo0mKiiD on 12/18/2009 12:22:02 PM

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Bo0mKiiD
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 12:44:54 PM
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Idc if this is a beta, the loading on this game is horrible. Oh great now the game froze completely.

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SnipeySnake
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 1:04:37 PM

Have you been dcing alot?

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Bo0mKiiD
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 2:00:56 PM

I disconnect every 2-4 minutes. It's annoying.

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Doosharm
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 4:21:25 PM

Yeah... but its a beta.

This isn't just a demo you're playing. This is a time where the devs are having real people play the game so they can make modifications and improvements before they go asking money for their product.

Plus, today is the first day to play so I'm sure everyone who got an invite is downloading and trying all at the same time. If this problem persists throughout the beta then make a note and let the devs know. Thats why you got invited, to help make improvements.

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Jed
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 9:23:23 PM

I think every beta is required to do that on day one.

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therabbitkinge
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 1:11:35 PM
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@SnipeySnake- im gonna go bum some wifi off a friend of mine ^_^ I don't have any at home right now so I was worried after I got it at my friends that I wouldn't be able to play it at home ^_^ but thanks again for the info ^_^

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SnipeySnake
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 1:49:52 PM
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Oh yeah ben, its those who registered before Dec 3 was automatically in.

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Apex
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 2:11:59 PM
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Downloading right now, is the PSN extremely slow for anyone else? Downloading for almost an hour and it's only at 5%....

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SnipeySnake
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 5:39:35 PM

Yeah it is slow but only for that download. Thats why i downloaded it over night =)

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Apex
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 7:04:56 PM

Smart of you. It's excruciatingly slow, I've been downloading nonstop since this morning and it's only at 60%. :/

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fluffer nutter
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 2:16:27 PM
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I've been able to go online for one race. Can't seem to get connected to the UFG servers. They must be getting hammered.

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Bo0mKiiD
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 2:34:30 PM

Yeah. Still gonna get the game though but they need to fix this during server maintenance.

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Scarecrow
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 4:27:20 PM
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Maaaaaaaaaan I didn't get into the beta
I did get into the LBP beta though......

Oh well, guess mostly/only those who got LBP Game of the year got the beta codes....

Still loving everything I see from this game, should be freaking fun!

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DGo8
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 4:52:11 PM
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Im in tha UK and i just got an email with a code as i signed up before not knowing it was US only...any one want the code for the beta and the theme code aswell...just ask and its yours :) i'll probly come back 2mo and give tha code to who ever wants it :)

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kevinater321
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 5:24:24 PM

Can i have it?

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TheJackyl
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 5:08:29 PM
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I got in too. Even got a couple extra beta codes for some friends.

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DGo8
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 5:30:19 PM

kevinater321 yerr you can shall i post it on here or e-mail it to you?

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Deleted User
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 5:23:41 PM
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I WISH I would have gotten into this beta, it looks like tons of fun and I'd love to try it out

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Deleted User
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 6:02:18 PM

and WHOOHHOO! I just got in! thanks to the PSblog

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Banky A
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 5:26:48 PM
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They also gave out numerous sets of 50 Beta codes on Twitter.
Twatting is actually very useful for this kind of stuff. There were tons of NA Beta codes for BF:BC2.

;)

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frylock25
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 5:38:26 PM

twatting ha ha ha

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Scarecrow
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 5:54:40 PM

OMG!!!

Haha twatting!

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DGo8
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 5:31:37 PM
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kevinater321 yerr you can av it shall i post it on herre or email u it?

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dart_driver
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 5:42:54 PM

If you have yet to give it away send it to me.
i_parked_my_car@yahoo.com
that is my email.

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dart_driver
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 5:50:10 PM

Did I type something bad or was it the inclusion of my email, just wondering why it has the pending moderator approval

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Fane1024
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 6:17:36 PM

@dart

There's an automatic hold if you post a web address, so I would bet it's the email address.

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dart_driver
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 6:18:44 PM

Ah I see, Thank you

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DGo8
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 5:52:31 PM
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i dunno but its happened to me before a few times.

But if kevinater321 dont reply..its up for grabs still people just ask.

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dart_driver
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 5:54:58 PM

psn id dart_driver i would love to have

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dart_driver
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 6:11:19 PM

What is your psn id, if you dont mind I can send you an invite.

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SnipeySnake
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 6:26:22 PM
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Guy's every minute, the PS blog is giving away codes in the comments.

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dart_driver
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 6:27:42 PM
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where is this psblog

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dart_driver
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 6:51:27 PM
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I went to the ps blog I tried like 100 codes, it says they quit giving them out around 4.

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realmadpuppy
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 7:13:18 PM
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lame @ss theme! I don't even use themes... :(

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Deleted User
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 7:52:05 PM
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more codes JUST went up a minute ago on the PSBlog! go go go people!

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DaNgerSteVe
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 8:48:29 PM
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the beta is freakin awesome, im disappointing with how the controls plays.

they need to fix the server to play online

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DGo8
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 9:13:32 PM
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dart_driver im send you it

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Jed
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 9:21:15 PM
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Yay, I got me one.

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SnipeySnake
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 9:23:05 PM
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The devs said there working on the online issue but its getting even worse...

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___________
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 11:45:24 PM
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:(
yet again sony gives people outside the US the finger.
why do they even have ps3s for sales outside the US?
when it comes to taking your money their first in line.
when it comes to giving you the content, there nowhere to be found.

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Robochic
Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 11:53:51 PM
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Can't wait to download this beta :) thank you LBP GOTY ! I'll download it once I'm done watching Inglorious bastards.

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bridgera
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 9:06:50 PM
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I've had a code for a little over a month now. ( Got it with LBP:GOY ). Was wondering what this code was all about. It says on my code sheet:

"Promotion Code Valid 9/8/2009 - 1/31/2010"

So when I tried in Nov to redeem this code (2 months after the indicated start date) I was confused why it wasn't working.

Today I could finally redeem my code. It appears now to be running from 12/18/2008 - 1/10/2010, contrary to my code sheet lol.

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Orvisman
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 8:57:46 AM
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It appears this game might have been delayed until June. Bummer.

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Mornelithe
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 @ 8:00:56 AM
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I've been playing it the last couple days. It's fantastic! I love it!

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